Who You Are in Christ

by | Emotional Burnout

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done; you are in Christ because of what He has done.” Neil T. Anderson

Identity Amnesia

Does life in our messy world ever leave you feeling insecure? Or maybe you feel like the scars from past wounds identify you? Whispering lies of shame? Identity lies you end up believing? Causing you to doubt who you are in Christ? Ugh.

We’re like Lucy. Remember Lucy, Drew Barrymore’s character from 50 First Dates? Due to a head trauma, Lucy had a rare form of amnesia. Every night, the trauma wiped her slate clean. Zip. No memory.

Lucy and I are kindred spirits. Like her, I wake up every day in a chronic state of forgetfulness. Lucy needed daily reminders of who she was, who loved her, and how she fit in the world. And frankly, I do too. How about you?

Who Am I?

The fact is the Enemy loves to call into question our identity. Just like Jesus experienced during his forty days and forty nights in the wilderness: Twice the Enemy questioned him, “If you are the Son of God?”

When you feel insecure, battling negative thoughts and identity lies that seem to throw you off your axis. There are two choices. Ask God to remind you of who you are in Christ, which will restore your peace. Or attempt to find identity through any other source or means, which will only lead to burnout.

Before we move on, let’s define what I mean when I say in Christ. Here’s how C.S. Lewis brilliantly described it…

“The commonest description in the Scriptures of a follower of Jesus is that he or she is a person “in Christ.” To be “in Christ” does not mean to be inside Christ, as tools are in a box or our clothes in a closet, but to be organically united to Christ, as a limb is in the body or a branch is in the tree. It is this personal relationship with Christ that is the distinctive mark of his authentic followers.”

You are a created being, created by God, for a relationship with God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” At some point, you made the free-will choice to place your faith in Christ. And in doing so, you entered into a personal, intimate relationship with Christ.

Who You Are in Christ

Through Christ’s perfect sacrifice and death on the cross, Jesus took on himself all sin—past, present, and future. Therefore, you are redeemed and forgiven. All of the evidence and charges against you have been canceled. You are free from condemnation.

Through Christ’s burial and resurrection, you have been delivered from the dominion of Darkness. You are now planted securely in the heavenly realm.

Through Christ’s faithfulness and obedience, you have been made righteous. At peace with God. Indwelled by the Holy Spirit.

Beloved, I want you to know who you are in Christ because believing you are who God says you are will heal your soul, transform your thought life, and move you deeper into the purposes God has for your life.


I love the humble father found in the scriptures in Mark 9:24, who said to Jesus, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.” Two things can be true at the same time. Just because you have doubts doesn’t mean you don’t believe.

Take just a minute to stop and ask God to transform your identity beliefs. Ask him to align your beliefs with the truth of who you are in Christ.

May the Holy Spirit reveal the truth of who you are in Christ each and every day. May he heal your soul, transform your thought life, and move you deeper into the purposes God has for your life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Want to go deeper? I’ve created a fantastic PDF for you – 33 Brilliant Verses to Help Transform Your Thought Life. This printable PDF contains 33 identity scriptures focused on who you are in Christ. I’ve also written and included a daily prayer/affirmation based on these verses. Download it today!

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Thanks for stopping by! Until we meet again, remember – Trusting in Jesus, you’ll have more treasure than pockets. From my heart to yours,

Sandra Adcock Signature